December 20, 1998 |
Woody Harrelson sits on a blanket near Jackass Peak, watching a bunch of teenagers smear peanut butter and jelly on pita and listening with growing impatience to their unappetizing stories. His pale blue eyes move from one narrator to the next as each waxes eloquent about a head-severing wreck or a face attacked by flesh-eating bacteria. Finally, Harrelson can't restrain himself. "In Central America," the actor says, "they have this insect that burrows into a person's head . . .
June 9, 2000 |
The premiere of the new action movie "Gone in 60 Seconds" at the Mann's National in Westwood was as much a coming-out party for newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton as a big summer movie premiere. Much attention was poured on the couple, wearing his-and-hers leather pants, who wed on the fly several weeks ago. They cuddled and posed on the red carpet, and Jolie proudly showed off her latest tattoo, which says "Billy Bob" in swirly script on her left arm. The after-party Monday night was, appropriately enough, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Mid-Wilshire.
February 4, 2000 |
"The Beach" premiere on Wednesday evening at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood was a study in Leo-mania. Hundreds of fans, mostly young women, waited hours for a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio. To the delight of the crowd, the impish actor showed up dateless. For the post-screening bash, party planner Jeffrey Best transformed the nearby club called Blue into the one-night-only Reclining Buddha (the film was shot in Thailand).
June 9, 2000 |
The premiere of the new action movie "Gone in 60 Seconds" at the Mann's National in Westwood was as much a coming-out party for newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton as a big summer movie premiere. Much attention was poured on the couple, wearing his-and-hers leather pants, who wed on the fly several weeks ago. They cuddled and posed on the red carpet, and Jolie proudly showed off her latest tattoo, which says "Billy Bob" in swirly script on her left arm.
September 9, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "Analyze This," "Message in a Bottle," "Cruel Intentions," "Payback" and "True Crime." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "There's Something About Mary," "Pokemon: Seaside Pikachu," "Pokemon: Psychic Surprise," "Pokemon: Poke-Friends" and "Hercules: Zero to Hero." What's New In stores this week: * "Twin Dragons" (Dimension), comedy starring Jackie Chan. (PG-13) * "The Other Sister" (Touchstone), comedy starring Juliette Lewis.
July 12, 1994
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has lured prominent Hollywood lawyer Lloyd Braun to the company as a senior executive as part of its continued rapid growth and diversification. Braun, 35, is expected to join the company in mid-August from Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun, where he is a founding partner and represents such high-profile actresses as Cher, Robin Wright, Juliette Lewis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and radio personality Howard Stern.
September 8, 2000 |
Since Quentin Tarantino has been making himself scarce--and Sergio Leone is dead, Howard Hawks is dead and John Woo is on Cruise control--Christopher McQuarrie has decided to fill the enormous void with "The Way of the Gun," an implement of destruction loaded with more borrowed film riffs than could be compiled by 47 clones of Robert Rodriguez.
May 24, 2002 |
Wife beaters with large bank accounts are above the law. Abused wives, especially those who used to work for tips, are toast. The only recourse for these women is to change their identity, muscle up and kill the bum. This is not the only simplistic notion that drives "Enough," the preposterous new Jennifer Lopez rabble-rouser. It is merely the most reckless, particularly at a time when more abused women are giving up on The System and polishing their aim at rifle ranges.
September 19, 2003 |
With "Cold Creek Manor," gifted and idiosyncratic director Mike Figgis has sophisticated fun with the old-dark-house thriller genre and brings to it a subtly satirical edge. The result is a lightweight popcorn movie, hardly the scariest of the year but with enough jolts to be satisfying. Writer Richard Jefferies' solid script emphasizes character and psychology over plot and provides Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone with engaging, multidimensional starring roles.